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Why become a Chamber Mentor?
You can help grow tomorrow’s leaders. Whether you’re still in business or have moved on to new challenges, the experience and learnings that you gained throughout your career are incredibly valuable, and they can be used to help others.
Giving nothing but time and knowledge, your advice can help positively influence the future of a local, New Zealand business and the team of people behind it.
”With over 35 years of business experience, the Chamber Mentor programme allows me to give back and provide support and a sounding board for business owners who are looking to improve their business. I have found mentoring to be a mutually rewarding experience and highly recommend it.Scott Russ
”I enjoy giving back, in particular to young people who want to listen and learn. To me it’s a two-way thing as it keeps my brain active whilst sharing my experience and allowing people to grow. The key thing is I give them guidance and allow them to make the decisions. It’s all about giving clear precise advice.Brian Maginness
”I believe that in life wealth is measured by what we give not what we have, so I mentor because I believe society as a whole benefits from having people run successful businesses. The more help we can give people to run a successful business the wealthier society will be.Mark Sweeny MBA
”The best leaders know what they don’t know but need to know and reach out to people like them who can help them find the way as a trusted mentor. It’s immensely satisfying, not least because of the range of businesses you work with and the knowledge, insights and experiences that are shared but also there is the reward of doing something that has purpose and contributes to an enterprises and a community’s wellbeing.Susan Robinson-Derus
”I have had a very fortunate and enjoyable time in my working life, and this is an opportunity to give back to the same society that supported and mentored me when I was younger.
As a bonus I also get a lot of enjoyment from seeing the business’s (and people) I mentor succeed and achieve their potential. I would further add that as a Mentor I never stop learning from the clients I interact with, and it is always enjoyable learning about new opportunitiesNick Howarth